BELMOND | A tornado cleanup effort will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Belmond.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the former Cattleman's restaurant site at U.S. Highway 69 and C-20. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, long sleeve shirts/jackets, sturdy shoes and bring leather/work gloves. The cleanup effort will focus on the debris left in a pasture, a wooded area and the east branch of the Iowa River.
A tornado touched down around 4:15 p.m. on June 12 just outside of Belmond damaging homes, businesses and farming operations. Cleanup after the tornado has been hampered by wet ground in the areas near the east branch of the Iowa River.
City and county officials are also working together to get the appropriate large equipment to assist in the cleanup effort on Oct. 26. Volunteers will be moving debris out of the wooded area and onto trucks.
Lunch will be provided by the Northern Iowa River Greenbelt.
To volunteer for the cleanup, call the Belmond City Hall at 641-444-3386.